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Shahzad to be in police custody for a week

A Delhi court on Thursday remanded a suspected Indian Mujahideen member in seven days police custody in a case relating to the September 2008 Delhi blasts.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: February 19, 2010 4:44 am

A Delhi court on Thursday remanded a suspected Indian Mujahideen member in seven days police custody in a case relating to the September 2008 Delhi blasts.

There were indications that he might be interrogated in connection with the Pune blast.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja allowed the Special Cell to keep Shahzad,arrested from Uttar Pradesh on February 1,in their custody till February 25. Delhi Police Special Cell sleuths produced the accused before the court after the completion of his 12-day police remand.

Public Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan sought 10 days remand of the accused on the ground that he had to be interrogated in connection with the recovery of a laptop and two mobile phones from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.

He is also to be interrogated with regard to whereabouts of 14 absconding IM members for their alleged role in the serial blasts in the national capital,Mohan said.

According to reports,Shahzad escaped with Junaid following an encounter with the Delhi Police at Batla House in south Delhi on September 19,2008,six days after the serial blasts.

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